Glossary Term: Mycelial Fragmentation

Many fungi can reproduce by fragmentation. Any mycelium that is fragmented or disrupted, provided that the fragment contains the equivalent of the peripheral growth zone, can grow into a new colony. Many fungi are sub-cultured using this hyphal fragment technique. When mycelial fragmentation occurs, the mycelium breaks into two or more similar fragments either accidentally or due to some external force. Each fragment grows into a new mycelium. (a) Accidental: The mycelium accidentally breaks up into several fragments each one will develop into a new individual. (b) Purposive: Fragmentation of the mycelium takes place as a normal means of propagation. The hypha breaks up into individual cells. Each group of isolated cells can develop a new individual.

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Created: 2019-06-25 19:25:26 CEST (+0200)
Last modified: 2019-06-25 19:25:26 CEST (+0200)